Page 203 of 207 FirstFirst ... 103153193198199200201202203204205206207 LastLast
Results 2,021 to 2,030 of 2065

Thread: Currently Reading

  1. #2021
    Grand Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Online
    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 @ 03:26 AM
    Ethnicity
    English
    Ancestry
    English, Anglo-Saxon
    Country
    England England
    Location
    South Coast
    Gender
    Zodiac Sign
    Aries
    Family
    Married
    Occupation
    Self Employed
    Politics
    Free Speech / Anti-EU
    Religion
    Pagan
    Posts
    5,039
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,584
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,638
    Thanked in
    1,419 Posts


    This book was recommended to me by former member MCP3 and it's every bit as good as he said!

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to SaxonPagan For This Useful Post:


  3. #2022

    WAR Lawrence Freedman



    War, despite its indisputably horrific nature, has shaped the international system, prompted social and technological change, and inspired the arts. This insightful book captures fully the ubiquitous and multifaceted character of war, featuring accounts by generals, soldiers, historians, strategists, and poets, who consider conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Bosnia. Firsthand accounts vividly evoke the French infantry experience at Waterloo, a Union-Confederate skirmish at Gettysburg, the reflections of a German seaman at Jutland, one civilian's impressions of the Blitz, the trials of a Japanese doctor in the wake of the Atom Bomb's obliteration of Nagasaki, the confusion of Vietnam, and more. A broad range of questions are addressed: What are the causes of war? Which strategic as well as moral principles guide its conduct, and how have these changed? Has total war become unthinkable? What is the nature of contemporary conflict? How is war experienced by those on the front line? With contributions by leading scholars, and edited by one the most oft-quoted and prolific of military experts, this reader offers a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of one of humankind's oldest and most controversial preoccupations.

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jagdmesser For This Useful Post:


  5. #2023
    These criminal nights
    Chlodovech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    51 Minutes Ago @ 10:42 PM
    Ethnicity
    Flemish
    Ancestry
    Frankish
    Country
    Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire
    Gender
    Religion
    Catholic
    Posts
    3,576
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,859
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,082
    Thanked in
    1,400 Posts
    I went to my favorite bookstore and perhaps I got carried away a little.

























    “Traditionally, sex has been a very private, secretive activity. Herein perhaps lies its powerful force for uniting people in a strong bond. As we make sex less secretive, we may rob it of its power to hold men and women together.” - Thomas Szasz, “The Second Sin”

  6. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Chlodovech For This Useful Post:


  7. #2024
    Funding Member
    „Friend of Germanics”
    Skadi Funding Member
    Drusilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Last Online
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 @ 01:21 AM
    Ethnicity
    French/German/English
    Ancestry
    France, Germany, England
    Country
    France France
    Gender
    Zodiac Sign
    Leo
    Family
    In a steady relationship
    Religion
    Catholicism
    Posts
    162
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    145
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    206
    Thanked in
    110 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Chlodovech View Post
    I went to my favorite bookstore and perhaps I got carried away a little.
    You can never get too carried away with books! Nice haul!

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Drusilla For This Useful Post:


  9. #2025
    Omnia in bonum
    „Friend of Germanics”
    Funding Membership Inactive
    Alice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    English and German
    Subrace
    Nordid + CM
    mtDNA
    K1c2
    Gender
    Religion
    Catholic
    Posts
    1,845
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2,968
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,094
    Thanked in
    599 Posts
    Thirsting for Prayer by Jacques Philippe. Father Jacques is one my favourite authors.

    "What the world most needs today is prayer. It is prayer that will give birth to all the renewals, healings, deep and fruitful transformations we all want for society today.... I am more and more convinced that everything comes from prayer and that, among the calls of the Spirit, thisis the first and most urgent one we should respond to."

    Many have already benefited from Fr. Jacques’ best-selling book on prayer, Time for God. In Thirsting for Prayer, Fr. Jacques revisits someof the themes covered in that book and develops new insights that are both profound and practical. These reflections guide us with simplicity on the path to intimacy with God, helping us to develop an actual taste for personal prayer. This "school of prayer" opens us up to the encounter with God that transforms us from within.


    'Well, what are you?" said the Pigeon. "I can see you're trying to invent something!" "I-I'm a little girl," said Alice, rather doubtfully. She found herself at last in a beautiful garden, among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains.



  10. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Alice For This Useful Post:


  11. #2026
    Senior Member
    Skärmträl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Last Online
    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 @ 06:04 PM
    Ethnicity
    Swedish
    Gender
    Posts
    141
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    34
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    130
    Thanked in
    81 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Alice View Post
    Thirsting for Prayer by Jacques Philippe. Father Jacques is one my favourite authors.
    That sounds quite interesting. How would you yourself summarize the benefits of prayer?

  12. #2027
    Omnia in bonum
    „Friend of Germanics”
    Funding Membership Inactive
    Alice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    English and German
    Subrace
    Nordid + CM
    mtDNA
    K1c2
    Gender
    Religion
    Catholic
    Posts
    1,845
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2,968
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,094
    Thanked in
    599 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Skärmträl View Post
    That sounds quite interesting. How would you yourself summarize the benefits of prayer?
    I'll try, Skärmträl.

    Prayer, whether it is vocal, meditative or contmplative, provides us with a deeper knowledge of God and ourselves. Prayer can also bring peace, happiness and security, but these benefits are not instantaneous and perseverance is necessary.
    'Well, what are you?" said the Pigeon. "I can see you're trying to invent something!" "I-I'm a little girl," said Alice, rather doubtfully. She found herself at last in a beautiful garden, among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains.



  13. #2028
    Senior Member
    Skärmträl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Last Online
    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 @ 06:04 PM
    Ethnicity
    Swedish
    Gender
    Posts
    141
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    34
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    130
    Thanked in
    81 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Alice View Post
    I'll try, Skärmträl.

    Prayer, whether it is vocal, meditative or contmplative, provides us with a deeper knowledge of God and ourselves. Prayer can also bring peace, happiness and security, but these benefits are not instantaneous and perseverance is necessary.
    Thanks for this insight. I've tried praying. In my heart of hearts, however, I was never a believer, hence the act would eventually seem "unnecessary" to my mind and therefore really hard to keep up. Maybe I'll read me some Jacques Philippe and begin anew.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Skärmträl For This Useful Post:


  15. #2029
    Senior Member
    schwab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Last Online
    3 Days Ago @ 12:02 AM
    Status
    Prolonged Absence
    Ethnicity
    Alsatian/Suevi
    Ancestry
    germanic/alsatian/Elsaesser
    Subrace
    Child of Creator God
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    Oregon Oregon
    Gender
    Family
    Married
    Occupation
    retired - Aerospace Quality Engi
    Politics
    independent
    Religion
    Born again Christian,
    Posts
    842
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    770
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,026
    Thanked in
    502 Posts
    Prayer can be hindered and weakened by what we listened to, by what we look at, by what we read and many other worldly things.

    The Junk Food of Life

    All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.

    —1 Corinthians 10:23

    Have you ever filled up on appetizers? Maybe you’ve had a meal waiting for you, but then you started snacking. Suddenly you realize you’ve lost your appetite. I do this all the time. My wife will be cooking, and I’ll start swiping a few bites of food. Before I know it, I’m eating my way around the kitchen. When she finally serves her wonderful, home-cooked meal, I’m not hungry anymore because I’ve filled up on other things while I was snacking.
    We can snack on the junk food of life, as it were, and dull our spiritual appetites. They may not be bad things necessarily, but they can diminish our hunger for the Word of God.
    It is not a sin to watch television, but it is a sin to watch some things on television. I will admit to you that after I have watched television for a while, I feel sort of brain-dead. Do I then have a desire to go read the Bible? No. I have diminished my spiritual appetite.
    There are things we can do that keep the edge off our hunger for the things of God. For example, when I listen to praise music, it builds me up spiritually. It encourages me and even stimulates my appetite for spiritual things.
    The Bible says, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify” (1 Corinthians 10:23). Or, as the J. B. Phillips New Testament says, “As I have said before, the Christian position is this: I may do anything, but everything is not useful. Yes, I may do anything but everything is not constructive.”
    We want to look for the things that will increase our spiritual appetites, not for the things that will diminish them.

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to schwab For This Useful Post:


  17. #2030
    Grand Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Online
    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 @ 03:26 AM
    Ethnicity
    English
    Ancestry
    English, Anglo-Saxon
    Country
    England England
    Location
    South Coast
    Gender
    Zodiac Sign
    Aries
    Family
    Married
    Occupation
    Self Employed
    Politics
    Free Speech / Anti-EU
    Religion
    Pagan
    Posts
    5,039
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,584
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,638
    Thanked in
    1,419 Posts
    "Britain's 20 worst Military Disasters" by John Withington.

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to SaxonPagan For This Useful Post:


Similar Threads

  1. Your Summer Reading?
    By Hanna in forum Literature & Book Reviews
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008, 09:26 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •